Terms of Reference

TERMS OF REFERENCE – Call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) – Digital Media Campaigns for Virtual Anti-Corruption Vigil & Anti-Corruption Week

1. Background
Envisioning a nation that upholds integrity, Transparency International Sri Lanka’s goal is to support the collective effort to eradicate corruption in order to build a future Sri Lanka which is equitable, peaceful and just.

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization. TISL is a national chapter of the global Transparency International movement, committed to the promotion of good governance and eradication of corruption. Through a multi-sectoral approach, TISL engages with diverse stakeholders in the private and public sectors, as well as with likeminded civil society groups and the citizenry.

TISL currently has its main office in Colombo, as well as running Shelters for Integrity, which provide legal advice to victims and witnesses of corruption, in Matara, Vavuniya and Colombo.

Last year TISL evaluated its work and position given the changed political context in the country. These deliberations are reflected in a new strategic plan (2016-2020), which builds on TISL’s work to date, but reflect a new approach and emphasis. The four key goals are: Civic Mobilisation, Open Government, Accountable Governance, and Inclusive Governance. These goals also closely aligned with the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), especially Goal 16.

TISL has a completely organic following on social media however, the projects in our pipeline for the coming months and next year, require an enhanced presence on digital platforms.

2. Objectives of the Assignment
TISL is seeking a contractor to provide digital amplification services and content creation for a virtual vigil targeting International Anti-Corruption Day on the 9th of December 2017. The purpose of this vigil is to flood Sri Lanka’s social media space with anti-corruption messaging on the day and to sustain virality over the week.

TISL is also seeking a contractor to develop a media campaign covering all platforms (digital/print/electronic) for activities planned for Anti-Corruption Week from the 9th to 15th December. The contractor is required to provide creative and innovative ideas and content to ensure maximum reach and impact among a mass media audience. Anti-Corruption Week will conclude with the launch of TISL’s flagship event for 2018, “Integrity Idol”.

Interested parties may submit separate proposals for the vigil and anti-corruption week campaigns. If they wish to do so, interested parties may also submit an EOI for only one of the projects.

3. Key Deliverables
(i) Anti-Corruption Vigil
A. A viral campaign for the virtual anti-corruption vigil
B. Video content that can be used for post-publicity
C. The contractor will be required to provide an estimate on reach and impact
D. Pre-publicity campaign (Contractor to propose duration for maximum reach)
E. Post campaign analysis of reach and impact with verifiable data
(ii) Anti-Corruption Week Campaign
A. Newspaper supplement or other content to raise awareness corruption
B. Organise publicity campaign for Anti-Corruption Workshop to be held on 12th December
C. Publicity for Press Conference marking the launch of “Integrity Idol”
D. Post campaign report on reach & impact with verifiable data

4. Duration of Task
Anti-Corruption Vigil – Task will conclude upon submission of report on reach and impact no later than the 15th of December 2017.
Anti-Corruption Week – Task will conclude upon submission of report on reach and impact no later than the 20th of December 2017.

5. Qualifications of Contractor
The contractor must be able to establish significant experience in digital content creation, digital amplification and creating viral social media campaigns. Experience in carrying out similar projects for the development / governance sectors is a distinct advantage. Understanding of key issues within anti-corruption and governance is desirable.

6. Procedure for Submission of Expression of Interest
Interested parties may contact Sashee De Mel on 0114369781 for more information.

Please submit your Project Proposal and Cover Letter, with comments on the terms of reference, to ed@tisrilanka.org
Deadline for submissions – 18th October 2017

TERMS OF REFERENCE – Communications Strategy Development

Background
Envisioning a nation that upholds integrity, Transparency International Sri Lanka’s goal is to support the collective effort to eradicate corruption in order to build a future Sri Lanka which is equitable, peaceful and just.

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization. TISL is a national chapter of the global Transparency International movement, committed to the promotion of good governance and eradication of corruption. Through a multi-sectoral approach, TISL engages with diverse stakeholders in the private and public sectors, as well as with likeminded civil society groups and the citizenry.

TISL has its main office in Colombo, as well as running Shelters for Integrity, which provide legal advice to victims and witnesses of corruption, in Matara, Vavuniya and Colombo.

Last year TISL evaluated its work and position given the changed political context in the country. These deliberations are reflected in a new strategic plan (2016-2020), which builds on TISL’s work to date, but reflects a new approach and emphasis. The four key goals are: Civic Mobilisation, Open Government, Accountable Governance, and Inclusive Governance.

In terms of advocacy and communication, until now the emphasis within TISL has been on advocacy. TISL has strong links with media in Sri Lanka and has successfully advocated for changes in public policy. The new strategic plan reflects a change in direction from an exclusively advocacy focused approach to include civic mobilization, which will require reaching a wider audience and will rely on building strong communication capacity.

Objectives of the Assignment
TISL is seeking an independent consultant (individual or a company) to prepare a Communication Strategy for Transparency International Sri Lanka, based on an analysis of communications needs. The strategy will back up the various activities carried out as part of the fight against corruption and in promoting good governance practices. As such, the strategy will be expected to outline and support awareness raising and outreach activities, the mobilisation of target groups, and recommendations for integration of new media into advocacy and communication efforts. The strategy should address these objectives in an integrated manner.

Key Deliverables
A. Communications Needs Analysis Report
B. Communication Strategy: which recommends a set of key messages to be promoted among identified target audiences; the nature of messages and information to be conveyed via new media; the format for managing and presenting data/information; defines the means necessary for implementation (media and communication tools); the strategy’s monitoring and evaluation mechanism; a budget and financing plan for the implementation of the strategy, as well as an outline for sustainability and institutionalisation of the actions carried out
C. Draft Communication Plan; comprising the principal communication activities scheduled over a 1-year period
D. Tool kit for carrying out communication actions

Duration of Task
The task is to be completed within 10 weeks of signing of the contract.

Qualifications of Contractor
The independent consultant must be able to demonstrate establish significant experience in the communications sector, including the development of communication strategies. Experience in development / governance sectors is a distinct advantage. Understanding of key issues within anti-corruption and governance is desirable.

Procedure for Submission of Expression of Interest
Please submit your CV and Cover Letter, with comments on the terms of reference, to careers@tisrilanka.org

Application Closing Date – 15th September 2017
Commencement of Duties – Immediate

TERMS OF REFERENCE – CALLING FOR QUOTATIONS TO DESIGN THE RTI DATABASE

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is calling for quotations to design a database to maintain records of the Right to Information (RTI) Requests facilitated by the organization.

TISL is the local chapter of the global movement against corruption, committed to promoting good governance and eradicating corruption in Sri Lanka. TISL’s mission is to support the collective effort to eradicate corruption in order to build a future Sri Lanka which is equitable, peaceful and just.

The RTI Database would be the central point where records of all RTI requests facilitated by Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL), its hubs in the Matara and Vavuniya Districts including requests facilitated by other stakeholders would be maintained for future reference.

The database should have the following specifications:
Specifics to the Contractor:
 Availability of the database in all three languages: Sinhala, Tamil and English.
 Availability of a system which automatically updates the reference numbers and any other information related to each request entered in to the database.
 The database should be accessible by more than one user from different locations at a given time
 The information entered into the database should be searchable
 The ability to segregate information
 The ability to generate reports based on the entered information
 Ability to use the database as an offline platform to facilitate and update information on RTI Requests
 Access to database online and the ability to update information from any location offline as well as online.

Quotation should Include
 The proposed cost.
 A sample of the structure and design of the database
 Time required to develop the database
 Samples of similar database designs

Procedure for Submission of Expression of Interest

Please submit your CV and Cover Letter, with comments on the terms of reference, to careers@tisrilanka.org

Application Closing Date – 22nd September 2017